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Old 02-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just ran into my first pack searcher

Was out on lunch looking for some Contenders blaster but they didn't have any stocked. Walked up to the card section and there's this guy with a box of Topps Magic with all the packs taken out just searching them. I stood back for a bit to watch and see if he'd notice me which he didn't.

It made me sick how he was just raping the packs w his fingers and nails. After about 5 packs in I walked up and called him out and had my phone out to take a picture and said I'd report him to security.

He promptly gathered his things and started to walk off leaving all the packs behind. I put all the unsearched ones back in the box and took the searched ones to customer service and told them that they were damaged. I'm sure they'll just put them back in the shelf though.

They just need to get rid of singles and just sell blasters in retail.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Scum of the earth in this hobby.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good on ya for calling the D-Bag out like that. I'm still waiting to see my first packsearcher.. I highly intend on first asking him what he's doing, and pretty much no matter what his answer is, calmly walk away and snag security. Even if just to see his face when he's confronted by security.

Not that anything we do to stop these losers will actually stop them. Maybe, just maybe give them a bit of public humiliation... that would be nice.
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Awesome job man. There is no integrity in that
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I remember seeing pack searcher in real life and all I did was stand there and daydream. I imagine I was Ryu and doing all kinds of ass kicking martial at move on him. But In reality I'm just a small puny twerp.
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it would have been funny if you picked up his searched packs and unsearched packs and mixed them all together and watched his reaction
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it would have been funny if you picked up his searched packs and unsearched packs and mixed them all together and watched his reaction
Haha love your thinking You should also post the pic you took of him
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Haha love your thinking You should also post the pic you took of him
I didn't take one. I had my phone out to take one but he waddled off. He was an older overweight guy. Since there were no Contenders blasters I went and walked around a bit and had to pick up some birthday cards, and as I was paying, I saw him walking out with his wife/girlfriend without any cards
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I didn't take one. I had my phone out to take one but he waddled off. He was an older overweight guy. Since there were no Contenders blasters I went and walked around a bit and had to pick up some birthday cards, and as I was paying, I saw him walking out with his wife/girlfriend without any cards
You should have said "HA!! Gotcha BOOMO!!!" hahahaha
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You should have said "HA!! Gotcha BOOMO!!!" hahahaha
Hahaha. He's probably too good to do that.....actually from what I've read about him, I bet he does.

I still can't believe what I saw though. This guy didn't care how he was handling the cards, until I called him out on it.

They are ruining this hobby. Scum
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Stores just need to put all their cards back into the glass display cases like before.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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simple enough to fix, just blister pack the singles.
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Walmart and the card companies don't care. You are lucky the manager didn't get onto you for your actions. Walmart does not pay for the cards until they are rung up, outside of shelf space cost of course.
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Damn man you're so cool
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Thats why people need to stay away from retail. I myself hate pack searchers but its none of my business to walk up to a guy doing it.

Retail is like getting in a group break. Play at your own risk.
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I didn't take one. I had my phone out to take one but he waddled off. He was an older overweight guy. Since there were no Contenders blasters I went and walked around a bit and had to pick up some birthday cards, and as I was paying, I saw him walking out with his wife/girlfriend without any cards
Hahahahaha nice
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Thats why people need to stay away from retail. I myself hate pack searchers but its none of my business to walk up to a guy doing it.

Retail is like getting in a group break. Play at your own risk.
Where can I go to get a quick fix then? I live in Lower Alabama and the closest LCS is 2 hours away

Retail is there for a reason but these jack wagons are screwing that up. I go into my Walmart/Target about 3 times a week just to see if they put up anything new and I have yet to see anyone pack search
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Was out on lunch looking for some Contenders blaster but they didn't have any stocked. Walked up to the card section and there's this guy with a box of Topps Magic with all the packs taken out just searching them. I stood back for a bit to watch and see if he'd notice me which he didn't.

It made me sick how he was just raping the packs w his fingers and nails. After about 5 packs in I walked up and called him out and had my phone out to take a picture and said I'd report him to security.

He promptly gathered his things and started to walk off leaving all the packs behind. I put all the unsearched ones back in the box and took the searched ones to customer service and told them that they were damaged. I'm sure they'll just put them back in the shelf though.

They just need to get rid of singles and just sell blasters in retail.
Dude whatever, I was leaving anyways.












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Was out on lunch looking for some Contenders blaster but they didn't have any stocked. Walked up to the card section and there's this guy with a box of Topps Magic with all the packs taken out just searching them. I stood back for a bit to watch and see if he'd notice me which he didn't.

It made me sick how he was just raping the packs w his fingers and nails. After about 5 packs in I walked up and called him out and had my phone out to take a picture and said I'd report him to security.

He promptly gathered his things and started to walk off leaving all the packs behind. I put all the unsearched ones back in the box and took the searched ones to customer service and told them that they were damaged. I'm sure they'll just put them back in the shelf though.

They just need to get rid of singles and just sell blasters in retail.
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I remember seeing pack searcher in real life and all I did was stand there and daydream. I imagine I was Ryu and doing all kinds of ass kicking martial at move on him. But In reality I'm just a small puny twerp.
I find it funny that "pack searchers" are being treated like some extremely rare animal. I have actually seen a couple in person but once i got to the card section they would leave
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as much as packs go for why doesn't Target lock them up like tobacco products....would be so nicer if they did


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Where can I go to get a quick fix then? I live in Lower Alabama and the closest LCS is 2 hours away

Retail is there for a reason but these jack wagons are screwing that up. I go into my Walmart/Target about 3 times a week just to see if they put up anything new and I have yet to see anyone pack search

Sounds like you to fix your fix problem.

Just continue buying retail to help your fix.

I live in lower Mississippi and the LCS that I go to is in LA and its forty minutes away.
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Haha security!!!!!! Walmart security has to be scary.......
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Hahaha. He's probably too good to do that.....actually from what I've read about him, I bet he does.

I still can't believe what I saw though. This guy didn't care how he was handling the cards, until I called him out on it.

They are ruining this hobby. Scum
next time, stand back and video record him and put it on youtube!
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Damn man you're so cool


You're probably a pack searcher.
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Yes...pack searchers are the scum of this hobby. HAHAHA

Not the guys who steal thousands of dollars from people, or steal cards from people, or any of the other scams in this hobby.

It's the guy getting a 2 dollar GU that is the scum of this hobby. Got it.
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